Blue Water Shipping Brings Out Big Guns

Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has put into operation the world’s strongest reachstacker at the port areas in Esbjerg, Denmark.

According to BWS, the reachstacker has a lifting capacity of 152 tons and is a result of the targeted development work with the Danish supplier N.C. Nielsen.

The new machine is an alternative to cranes and will help with the heavy lifts of wind turbines, nacelles, frames, and structures in close interaction with other BWS duty machines, the company said.

“Now we can handle the heaviest lifting and transport tasks by combining our equipment for the various tasks,” said Søren Messmann, General Manager for the Port Services Division at Blue Water Shipping.

“For example, we can lift items up to 250 tons with the world’s largest reachstacker at one end and one of our 100-ton reachstackers at the other end – or operate with extremely heavy items hanging on the hook. Thus we are geared to future transport tasks.”

The Denmark-based company said that some of the technical challenges were the current big and heavy turbines, the carrying capacity of the soil of the storage area, new types of lifting gear, as well as the request that the hook is able to reach the ground.

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